Name: Grace Aderolake Olaleye
Business: PureGrayce Skincare
#madeinNigeria – Itasa, Oyo State, Nigeria
PureGrayce began in 2011, when Graces’ son, Xavier, was born. Because of the fear of potentially dangerous chemicals in baby products, Grace decided she was going to create a lotion that was healthy, organic and would make her sons skin smooth like properly cooked amala. She created a lotion that included shea butter and other organic elements that fulfilled her purpose at the time.
People began to see the smooth like amala skin that Xavier had and inquired about the products Grace used to make that happen. Friends and family began to ask for the product and what started as a simple solution for her son, became a business.
All of the PureGrayce items include either shea butter or black soap, both of which are sourced from Nigeria. She takes these ingredients and transforms them into amazing products for the skin. Some of the products include:
My personal favorite is the Liquid Black Soap.
An idea that was birthed with her son has now grown into a full line of products available for men, women and children all over the world.
When starting her business, Grace knew that she wanted more then to “just sell products”. She wanted to make a difference, she wanted to give. From the onset, she committed to purchasing her shea butter and black soap from a small woman owned business in Ipapa, Oyo State, Nigeria.
In 2016, Pure Grayce started the #LoveHer campaign with a message to “ love yourself, love other women, and make a difference in the lives of girls” With that, PureGrayce adopted Esther who lives in Itasa, Oyo State, Nigeria. Grace aims empower Esther with knowledge and resource, with hopes that this will ultimately make a better life for Esther and her community.
Graces favorite Quote is ”if you’ve come to help me, you’re wasting your time, but if your liberation is tied to mine, let us work together.” According to her, ”when you work with others you both win.”
Her advice to girls comes from the late Pastor Myles Munroe, “Find your gift, refine it, and serve it to the world.” We all have a gift that is placed within us. Use it to make a difference.